The American Studies Program at Kennesaw State University dedicates itself to crossing boundaries: disciplinary, social, cultural, and institutional. The program is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, focusing on the study of American cultures as they exist locally, regionally, nationally, and transnationally. With grounding in the content knowledge and methodologies from a range of fields, students are actively encouraged to pursue an understanding and critical analysis of the history, literature, arts, politics, language, philosophy, and social practices of the multitude of American communities.
What People Say
During my time as a Master’s student in American Studies, I was able to personalize my course of study to better fit my professional desires. I emphasized the study of Education. Currently, I work as a high school teacher in an alternative program for Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE).Anna Tussey, ’17
The MAST program changed the way that I see the world; it opened my mind to the many varied perspectives of everyone around me and helped me take a critical view of everyday experiences. This practice has helped me to be successful in my career as an educational developer where I work with faculty and students from different backgrounds, motivations, and views of the world. The high expectations set by my professors and faculty mentors in the program showed me what I was capable of accomplishing.Mandy McGrew, ’11
When I reflect on my education in the Kennesaw State University MAST program, I realize the program prepared me in unpredictable ways for my career. Through workshops with incredibly supportive classmates, and professors who were nothing short of champions, I was challenged to discover a voice I didn’t know I had. I find myself building on my MAST education, able to communicate and collaborate in new ways as I further my education at Harvard University with a Master of Science in Theology.Sean Watkins, ’15